Originally Posted by sink_or_swim
is it already available in CA and AUS?
It is, just played up to level 26 so far. It does have an energy system which I guess is part of its way to make money. Although it's not that bad as if you complete a level you get back the energy it cost to enter and as I'm likely to play until I get stuck or run out of energy then set it down for a while the system won't affect me.
The gameplay seems to keep me playing, generally I'm not a big fan of most puzzle games but something about it makes me want to play more. It introduces different elements as you go along and levels vary a little with the goal and challenge. You earn gold as you play which let's you unlock costumes which give your bear a boost and alter the way he plays. I've only got one so far though nearly enough for the second.
I hate candy crush but know people that play it...even my parents do and I see similarities with the games just basically on the map layout and how it displays who's up to where and then with the IAP system and limited turns. Still I'd say it's well worth trying.